(Carlsbad, CA - November 28, 1994) -- Data Trek, Inc. today announces GoPAC for the Macintosh, a graphical online public access catalog, that is compatible with Data Trek's Professional Series"' library automation software.
"GoPAC for the Macintosh is the ideal graphical OPAC for both librarians and their patrons," Data Trek CEO, Scot Cheatham said. "Data Trek is pleased to continue to offer the library community affordable software they want and their patrons can use" he continued.
GoPAC for the Macintosh unites Macintosh technology with a user-friendly online catalog. Its straightforward screens, point-and-click searching, and "Stan Over" functions accommodate both novice and expert users. GoPAC features circulation status, index searching, keyword searching, complete Boolean capabilities, truncated searches, and HyperSearch"' -spontaneous searching of any word from within a retrieved record.
Data Trek developed GoPAC specifically to decrease the amount of time library users spend asking librarians how to find catalog information. GoPAC's clean screens and graphical displays offer clearer instructions than just text-based systems. Only a click of a button is needed in order to start a search, and this simplicity allows users to comfortably explore and find items in the library's catalog.
GoPAC for the Macintosh is ideal for any computer environment that combines MS--DOS, Windows"' and Macintosh personal computers. Many libraries using these operating systems over a network will enjoy this flexible OPAC. It is compatible with Data Trek's Professional Series, full MARC library automation software, including modules for Cataloging, Circulation, Serials, Acquisitions and Databridge (MARC import/export tool).
Data Trek also offers two other online public access catalog products: OPAC, a DOS version, and GoPAC for Windows. Like the Macintosh version, the award-winning GoPAC for Windows and the DOS-based OPAC offer easy searching and an inviting environment that illustrates the simplicity of the product Since GoPAC easily runs in a network environment, library users have three interfaces to choose from in accessing the library data and can choose the OPAC station that they have available or are most comfortable in using.
Data Trek, Inc., founded in 1981, produces three microcomputer, library automation software product lines: the Manager Series, a MARC compatible product line with over a decade of user refinement; the Professional Series, a completely integrated full MARC system. which strictly adheres to U.S. MARC and X12 standards; and the School Series"', an easy-to-use, integrated software package that provides a comprehensive automation solution for school libraries. Located in Carlsbad, Calif., Data Trek, Inc. also has 19 offices and affiliates worldwide to serve over 3,300 clients in all types of libraries.
For more information, contact Data Trek, Inc., 5838 Edison P1., Carlsbad, Calif., 92008-6596; telephone 800-876-5484 or 619-431-8400; fax 619-431-8448.